Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from February 27, 2003

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$324,000 State Grant Money Earmarked for Four U-46 Schools
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer As Elgin Area School District U-46 struggles to tighten its financial belt and trim spending, help arrived Wednesday in the form of a state grant. The Illinois State Board of Education awarded the...
A Century of Service to Elgin Provena St. Joseph Ends Yearlong Fete
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer On Wednesday, Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin ended its yearlong celebration honoring its 100 years of service to the community with words by its president, William A. Brown. "We're happy to celebrate...
American Indian Figures Tell Story of Faith, Culture
Meg Bero is associate director of the Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures at Aurora University and curator of a special art exhibit featuring 100 Native American Kachinas. The museum's display in its new Nizhoni Gallery replicates southwest...
Band with Funny Name Known for Its Live Show
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Don't ask Joe Lilly about the name of his band, Squai. If you try to guess where the moniker came from, he'll just nod and smile. If you come up with a crazy story about its origins, he'll encourage...
Barrington Hears Idea for Six Office Buildings
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington plan commissioners are weighing the traffic impact against the financial rewards of a proposed office park immediately west of Barrington High School. The site, at the northwest corner...
BC's Real Makes All-State
Byline: Daily Herald Report Burlington Central senior Jenna Real is starting to reap the rewards of her outstanding girls basketball career. Real was named to the Associated Press' Class A All-State first team. "It's nice to see all her hard...
Bears Target Starting QB in Free Agency
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bears' search for a free-agent quarterback has been intensified. With Wednesday's release of Jim Miller, the team is left with 38-year-old Chris Chandler, inexperienced Henry Burris and restricted...
Bees, Andre White Add 2nd NSC Title
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Zion-Benton guard Andre White likes things in multitude. From 32 pairs of basketball sneakers for 32 games his freshman year to now 7 tattoos as a senior, more is clearly better for White. He even...
Bell: Roenick Fight No Big Deal
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Perhaps it's a bit premature to call it a personal feud, yet Tuesday's fight between Blackhawks winger Mark Bell and Philadelphia's Jeremy Roenick was their second in two years. In a scrap that featured...
Best & Brightest
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign named 5,318 students to the Spring semester 2002 dean's list. Hoffman Estates students are: Kristi Marie Abplanalp, Thomas Jonathon Abram, Richard Anthony Atamian, Lauren Anisa Baugh, Alexander C. Chang,...
'Blessed' Jimenez Ready to Perform Sox Manager Calls His 25- Year-Old Second Baseman a 'Finished Product'
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - D'Angelo Jimenez is: A. One of the original members of the pop group Menudo. B. The U.N. representative from Brazil. C. The White Sox' starting second baseman. Tick, tick,...
Break in Case Brings Closure for the Family Members
Byline: Natasha Korecki After 21 years, the sister of Peggy Dianovsky said she finally will have a chance to grieve. Anne Peterson said a memorial or funeral was never held for Peggy, who disappeared Sept. 12, 1982. Robert Dianovsky, her husband...
Buffalo Grove's Safety Town Has a Home for the Summer
Byline: Steve Zalusky Safety Town is safely in place for the summer. The Buffalo Grove Village Board last week agreed to allow the village's park district to move Safety Town to the parking lot at the district's Golf Learning Center, 801 McHenry...
Bulls Win Again with Curry, Rose Showing the Way
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry - it used to be that the Bulls couldn't win with the two youngsters on the court. Now they can't survive without them. Against Toronto on Wednesday night, the Bulls...
Can We Talk? Barat Students Take Production of 'Vagina Monologues' to Heart
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer It wasn't just idle water-cooler chatter the first time they sat down together. Prior to taking on their roles, a group of actors at DePaul University's Barat Campus had to dish out the dirt, frankly...
Cardinals Comes Back to Defeat Vikings 40-26
Christ the King 40, Vikings 26: St. Peter Vikings seventh- and eighth-grade boys had a shallow bench when they met Christ the King Cardinals Feb 9. The Vikings played hard, but with only six players, they ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, falling...
Chargers Hope They're 'Super' Dundee-Crown Collides with Grayslake Tonight for Sectional Championship
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer It's been a five-year wait, but the Dundee-Crown Chargers are back in the sectional finals. Now the Chargers hope they can do what they did five years ago - win the sectional championship. No....
Chicago Magazine Ranks Des Plaines as One of Area's Top Suburbs
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Des Plaines scored big in Chicago magazine's new rating of 192 Chicago suburbs. The City of Destiny ranked a respectable No. 2 out of a list of 39 suburbs in the category of house values that ranged between $194,000 to $249,000....
Club Books 'Supermom' to Headline Luncheon
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Talk about good timing. Members of the Arlington Heights Junior Woman's Club booked Deb DiSandro, the longtime Daily Herald humor columnist, back in September to headline their spring luncheon coming up next week. Little...
Comstock Lifts Wheaton Academy Senior Pours in 32 Points to Push Warriors Past Timothy Christian; Lisle Wins in OT
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Timothy Christian knew Wheaton Academy was going for its third win of the season against the Trojans. What the Trojans didn't know was how good Wheaton Academy's Taylor Comstock was going to...
Considering Low Turnout, Elgin Primary Cost Voters a Lot
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer This week's primary election for Elgin mayor saw near-record-low voter turnout, but proved quite costly for county election offices. In all, just 3,768 of 42,156 registered voters cast their ballots...
Could Spiegel Break Up? SEC Investigating If Firm Hid Reports about Survivability
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer As federal watchdogs on Wednesday said they want Spiegel Inc.' s books to see it the retailer made misleading statements, retail analysts are already wondering how the company might be split up...
Diocese Fights Request in Case against Former Geneva Priest
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Rockford Diocese officials are challenging prosecutors' request for records of a former Geneva priest accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. In court documents filed Wednesday, an attorney...
Dist. 203 Chooses Its Next Leader New Superintendent Comes from Virginia
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville residents said they wanted a school superintendent who is used to working in a large district with a large budget and a diverse population. In Alan Leis, they may have gotten even more...
Doctors Protest against Malpractice Fees Faces Uphill Battle
Byline: Anne Marie Tavella Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Doctors at Libertyville Association for Family Health faced a dilemma. Their malpractice insurance coverage would cost them more than $280,000. So they opted for a cheaper policy...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Woman dies after crash: An Oak Brook woman was pronounced dead at a Downers Grove hospital Wednesday after crashing her vehicle into a stone monument, authorities said. The crash happened at 3:15 p.m. along Midwest Club Parkway in the Midwest Club...
Editorials
Jeanine, and the long wait for truth, justice There are few blessings in life more beautiful and powerful than the bond that is formed between parent and child. A bond formed in the delivery room and then nurtured and strengthened from the time...
Elburn Trustee Charged with Driving under the Influence for Second Time This Year
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Elburn Trustee John Peterson faces his second DUI charge after a Kane County sheriff's deputy reported finding him slumped over in his car early Tuesday. Police say they found Peterson, 47, shortly...
Election Results Don't Dim Hopes for Others Seeking Tax Increases
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Sound defeats Tuesday of two school tax rate increase proposals in Warren Township are not necessarily indicators of what voters will do with ballot questions in the April 1 election - at least according...
Elgin Opens Its Wallet for Downtown Consultant
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Against the objections of two members, the Elgin City Council Wednesday night decided to spend thousands of dollars for a consultant to continue helping a city-sanctioned committee of downtown stakeholders....
Elgin Picks Developer for Corner Company Plans Two Towers of Condominiums for Former Bank Site at Chicago and Grove
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The developers selected to transform an old parking lot in downtown Elgin envision two towers featuring hundreds of condominiums overlooking the Fox River and a row of shops and restaurants lining...
Elk Grove Comes out on Top in Chicago Magazine Ranking
Byline: Ames Boykin Congratulations, Elk Grove Village, you're No.1. That ranking comes from Chicago magazine, which rated the suburb tops according to education, recreation, crime and transportation in its latest edition. Elk Grove Village...
Excelling at Spelling Golfview School Students Get a Better Grasp of the Language
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Spelling words like "different" and "along" while standing in front of a room full of kids would be difficult for any second- grader. But when you're spelling words in a language that is still...
Ex-Manager of Lombard Church Accused in Theft
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer The former business manager of a Lombard church is facing theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $100,000, prosecutors said Wednesday. A grand jury indicted John P. Mackowski...
Finding the Perfect Tune Arlington Hts. Schools Hit the Right Notes, Win Jazz Contest
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Saturday's crowning of the grand champion at Jazz in the Meadows was something of a one-two punch for Arlington Heights schools. Thomas Middle School emerged at the top of the junior high class....
Former Chicago Bull to Speak at Chamber's Annual Event
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer As the Lake County Chamber of Commerce plans to continue working with its affiliates in the coming year, members are looking to former Chicago Bull Bob Love to start things on a positive note. Now serving...
Former Co-Worker Defends Teacher in Sex Abuse Case
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer As David W. Dye heads to court Friday on felony sex charges, friends and associates are rallying to his defense. The 31-year-old former Wauconda elementary school teacher faces six counts of aggravated...
Former Schaumburg Man Fighting Extradition Charged with Killing Wife 20 Years Ago, No Word on Grand Jury Efforts Yet
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald staff writer A former Schaumburg man charged with murdering his wife 20 years ago is fighting efforts to bring him to Cook County from Arizona. Robert Dianovsky, 51, of Higley, Ariz., refused extradition at...
Forum to Address Internet Safety
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Most parents know their kids might come across pornography or other seedy Web sites when they surf the Internet. They're aware of the possibility of a pedophile lurking on the other side of a chat...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Fund-raiser tickets on sale: Tickets are on sale now for the Renz Addiction Counseling Center's Mardi Gras 2003 fund-raiser, scheduled Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 495 Airport Road, Elgin. The evening features a New Orleans buffet, music...
From the Pool to the Gulf Swim Coach Gets Called Up for Duty with the Marines
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A possible war in Iraq came a little closer to members of the boys varsity swim team at Wheeling High School. A day after their season ended at the sectional meet Saturday, head coach David Brown...
FVC Foes Meet with Sectional at Stake
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent It's the Fox Valley Conference championship game masquerading as the Class AA Antioch girls basketball sectional title game. For the second consecutive season, the FVC reigns supreme in the postseason...
Gavin Board Candidate Doesn't Want Job after All
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Gavin Elementary school board candidate Diane Hanson has a unique campaign message - vote for someone else. Hanson, one of four people running for three seats on the Gavin Elementary District 37 school...
Geneva Might Limit Left Turns Accidents on State Street Are Behind Recent Effort
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Trying to make a left turn on State Street in Geneva can be like rolling the dice on your car's future. But pretty soon the city plans to take away the temptation to gamble the paint job on your car...
Geneva School Calendar Doesn't Cut Class Time for Kids
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Students will get just as good an education even if teachers get more class time for staff development next year, educators say. The Geneva school board's school calendar for 2003-04 approved this week...
Governor Sees Savings in Low Rates Blagojevich Says with Current Interest, State Should Borrow $10 Billion for Pension Fund
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Prompted by historic low interest rates, scores of suburban homeowners have rushed to refinance their mortgages and lower payments. Now the state may employ a similar strategy...
Group Takes Tour of Area Agencies
Byline: Barbara Ferguson One of the most interesting and eye-opening things that I do as a member of the board of United Way of Dundee Township is visit some of the agencies that all of you support through your donations. Every year, each of...
Hall One Tough Ticket for Santo Ex-Cubs Great 'Devastated' by Latest Fame Snub
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - One of Wednesday's more poignant moments came when Ron Santo showed off his "hall of fame" plaque. No, it wasn't from the Baseball Hall of Fame, but it was certainly as meaningful...
Happy Return for Saxons Schaumburg Tips BG for 4th MSL Title in Five Years
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Schaumburg was determined to show it belonged back on top as the premier program in Mid-Suburban League boys basketball. Buffalo Grove's intent was to make it clear it deserved to be right there...
Hawks Don't Need More Bad News, but Still Get Some
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer It's one thing to call the Blackhawks snakebitten, but skate- bitten? Just when the Hawks figured things couldn't get any worse, Eric Daze showed up for practice Wednesday with something coach Brian...
He says/She Says
Byline: Joel Reese & Barbara Vitello Party time: When it's her birthday, should you surprise her? HE SAYS: A guy has little to gain, and much to lose, by throwing a surprise bash. You're on your own, my friend: I have a friend whose...
High Stakes UIC, Loyola Each Have Much to Play for in Tonight's Key Conference Matchup
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Loyola coach Larry Farmer doesn't really care what his players use for motivation heading into tonight's game against Illinois- Chicago at the Gentile Center. "I don't know what angle they might...
How Come a $1 Million Lot Nearly Empty Every Night?
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Each night, hundreds of cars are parked near West Chicago's new, $1-million Wilson Street lot. But even on a busy night, there are usually only about a dozen cars actually parked in the lot. "The...
Is It 1985 Again? Batavia Boys Revive 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'
Byline: Sammi King In 1985, a diverse and somewhat rowdy group of athletes made the headlines not only with their quick moves on the field but also with their fancy footwork on video. They were the Chicago Bears, a group of football players that...
It Doesn't Matter to Cooper Who Starts on Opening Day
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - Bartolo Colon and Mark Buehrle don't care. Neither does White Sox manager Jerry Manuel. Now, you can add pitching coach Don Cooper's name to the list. Based on his combined 20-8...
Jury Sentences Man to Death for Killing Suburban Native
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer CHARLESTON, Ill. -The man convicted of killing and mutilating Rolling Meadows native Shannon McNamara was sentenced to death by a Coles County jury Wednesday, becoming the first inmate on Illinois' recently...
Kenneth A. Cook Jr
Kenneth A. Cook Jr. of Arlington Heights Prayers for Kenneth A. Cook Jr., 80, will be said at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Mass will...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Local agencies get state grants: Two Lake County agencies are among dozens statewide to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. Lake Villa's Central Baptist Family Services received a $72,300 grant, while Waukegan Unit District 60...
Law Day Gives Students Lessons in Liberty, Justice and Equality
Byline: Tony Gordon It will be time to "stop and smell the law books" before too much longer, and schools should begin making their plans for Law Day 2002. A number of events aimed at student participation in the annual observance of our heritage...
Love for Wrestling Has Strong Hold on Wood Dale Man
Byline: Ron Skrabacz Ed Giese has packed a lot of wrestling into the 30-plus years he's been involved with the sport. The 40-year-old Wood Dale resident still holds the Illinois high school state record of consecutive victories with 132. He finished...
Man Who Killed Three Waubonsie Students in DUI Crash Already out of Jail
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer While researching drunken driving for a school project, 14-year- old Isaiah Pryor unwittingly stumbled across information that horrified him. The man convicted of reckless homicide for...
Mary Fox
Mary Fox formerly of Aurora Funeral services for Mary Fox (nee Szilage), of Dallas, Texas, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, at The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora. Fr. Brian Grady will officiate. Born April 23, 1915, in...
Military Crash Victim Has Ties to Suburbs
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Wayne Moehling's son is dead, and how it happened plagues him almost as much as why. When four U.S. soldiers died after their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the Kuwaiti desert Tuesday, Moehling's...
More Voices Push Mayor to Release Police Tape
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer Hoffman Estates officials are calling on Schaumburg Village President Al Larson to release the videotape of a Feb. 4 traffic stop, saying they're tired of the controversy the incident has generated...
Motivational Speaker to Offer Tips to Parents, Teens
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Kids and young adults are often told that these will be the best times of their lives. Motivational speaker Mark Scharenbroich will stress this to students at Hoffman Estates High School during his...
Naperville Abuzz over Girls Basketball
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer The hottest ticket in town has the makings of a classic. It pits two cross-town rivals - longtime powerhouse Naperville Central and upstart Neuqua Valley - against each other. It has two of...
New Director Takes the Reins at Little City Foundation
Byline: Shruti Date Singh You will see a new face around the Little City Foundation in Palatine soon. You also might see him out and about shaking hands and getting acquainted with Palatine. Shawn Jeffers will take the helm of Little City Foundation...
New Dist. 203 Schools Chief Gets High Marks for Work in Virginia
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville's new school superintendent is a problem-solver, a consensus-builder and a good listener, according to officials who have worked with him in Fairfax County, Va. "I'm sorry that we're losing...
New E-Mail Policy Wanted in Dist. 128
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer A Libertyville-area school board president who was the focus of a recent investigation into possible Open Meetings Act violations favors eliminating a district directive that ensures board members'...
New Montessori School to Break Ground
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Last summer, two veteran Montessori teachers thought they had everything they needed to start a new school. The supplies, the educators, the students and a temporary space to hold classes for...
News Bells Can Ring Loudly Even at Sedate Editorial Boards
Byline: Jim Slusher The "editorial board interview" is something of a staple of newspapers' political coverage. It rarely is a source of big breaking news, but every once in a while ... This week, remarks to the Daily Herald editorial board by...
No Looking Back with Focus on Their Future, Bears Release Miller, 'Big Cat'
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Due to a "very big concern" that Jim Miller would not be able to throw by the start of training camp, the Bears' starting quarterback was released Wednesday, along with starting right tackle James "Big...
North's 'Kate' Will Have Audience Seeing Double
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer A brightly painted yellow and green backdrop and rows of dancers in black and red polka-dot leotards will set the stage for "Kiss Me, Kate" this weekend at Naperville North High School. Senior Mike...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Metra plans new platforms: Des Plaines Mayor Tony Arredia said Metra and Union Pacific railroad have submitted to the city four alternative designs to change the downtown train station platform to streets blocked by train traffic. Arredia said the...
Oakton to Hold Diversity Workshops
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Oakton Community College will salute cultural diversity with a week of workshops, performances, art exhibits and international films starting Monday. Events are scheduled Monday through Friday as...
Of Faith and Freedom Chorus to Fill the Air with Praise and Patriotism
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer If your faith and American spirit need a boost, tune in for one of the Spirit of Life Christian chorus concerts this spring. The ecumenical group, whose more than 90 members hail from Chicago...
Official Says Not Enough Funds Exist to Fight West Nile Lake County Says Towns Likely Can Write off the $200,000 State Provided Last Year
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake County says towns likely can write off the $200,000 the state provided last year With mosquito breeding season approaching, Lake County has begun planning for the threat of West Nile...
Opulent Park Avenue Includes a Boatload of Features
Byline: Dave Boe Daily Herald Auto Editor Background: Ahoy mates. Buick's flagship vehicle, the Park Avenue, harkens back to a by- gone 1950s era with three diminutive side fender portholes now enhancing 2003 editions. World War II fighter...
Parishes Join to Explore Catholic Heritage, Culture
Byline: Joanmarie Wermes If cooperation is the key to success, then a united effort by four Catholic parishes to produce a Lenten mission will reap challenging signs and symbols for those who attend the event, "Called to be Sign and Symbol: Exploring...
Park District Makes Parents Learn Proper Sports Etiquette
Byline: Jean Murphy Most of you know by now the Mount Prospect Park District joined the Parents Association for Youth Sports. This group's program helps parents and youth leagues work together to provide the best possible sports for children....
Paxson Starred the Day Jordan's 40 Streak Ended
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer When the scoreboard finally stopped moving, Kobe Bryant could only tie Michael Jordan. Bryant's streak of 40-point games ended at nine on Tuesday night when the Lakers' star tallied 32 points in...
Photographer Helps Make Kids Superstars of Their Favorite Sport
Byline: Cassie Peterson Daily Herald Correspondent From an early age, Jane Lam Low has looked at the world with the heart of an artist and the mind of an entrepreneur. As a child, she sold hand-painted ceramic beads. In college, she made extra...
Plea Deal Includes Testimony in Overdose Case
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A player in a year-old interstate drug deal apparently has information related to the prosecution of two men charged in the drug overdose death of a Barrington girl. Phillip Koeckritz, 20,...
Police Reports
Batavia - Ruperto Gonzalez, 18, of 1 S. Melrose, Elgin, was arrested at 5:02 p.m. Monday on charges of obstructing justice and a warrant through Kane County on the 1100 block of East Wilson Street, according to police reports. Police said he gave...
Police Reports
Flooring, doors stolen from building sites Gilberts police are investigating two theft cases at home construction sites. Fourteen boxes of solid oak flooring valued at approximately $1,000 were stolen between Friday and Tuesday from a home under...
Prospect Band Sells Keepsake Uniforms
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer For its latest fund-raising effort, the Prospect High School marching band is airing its old - but not really so dirty - laundry. The 150 or so uniforms worn by the award-winning group as recently...
Reichel Has Big Impact
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer A year ago Craig Reichel spent the entire second half watching Schaumburg's Mid-Suburban League title game loss to Elk Grove from the bench. A year later, the 6-foot-8 junior was at center court...
Remembering Roots NCC Play Honors Native American Heritage, Traditions
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer Masked dancers, painted blankets and dialogue in the Lushootseed language will transform a North Central College theater into a Native American village. The college's theater department will present...
Robert G. Barker
Robert G. Barker of Des Plaines A memorial service for Robert G. Barker, 80, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at First Baptist Church of Park Ridge, 1266 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge. Born June 8, 1922, in Jay, Maine, the son of Henry and Marian...
Rocking the Vote Is Teen's Intent Oakbrook Terrace Man Hopes to Unseat Incumbent
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer When 18-year-old Gregory Rusin votes for the first time this spring, one person he expects to cast his ballot for is himself. The College of DuPage freshman is running for alderman in his hometown...
Round Three Starts for Gurnee Tax Hike Attempt
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Backers of Gurnee Elementary District 56's tax increase referendum now have little more than one month to generate support for a request that was trounced at the polls this week. However, as they...
Sectional Survivors: Meadows, Maine W
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-28-2003: The girls basketball picture in Thursday's Daily Heald on Page 7 of Section 2 was incorrectly identified. That was senior Jennifer Guth of Buffalo Grove battling...
Seventh-Grader Wins Award for Helping out Community, School
Byline: Jon Davis There was Dizzy Gillespie, and now there is Brian Eiffes. The St. James School seventh-grader won the Thirteen-Fifty Foundation's "David S. Ward Patriot Prize" for active engagement in his school and community. Eiffes, 12,...
Shooting of Bartlett Native Ruled Justifiable Former Resident Killed by California Police
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer A police review board in California ruled this week that an officer had justifiable reason to shoot and kill a former Bartlett resident on Feb. 9. Based on the "totality of the circumstances," Deputy...
'Soundstage' Silences Critics' Qualms
Byline: Ted Cox As I wrote last week about "The Twilight Zone," sometimes great TV shows of the past should be left in the past. And, truth be told, I suspected "Soundstage" was one of them. The classic performance series was one of WTTW Channel...
State Orders Changes at Spill Site
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer The Illinois attorney general's office said a chemical spill in Sequoit Creek last week in Antioch can be attributed to a lack of containment measures at the village's wastewater treatment plant. Matt...
Students Buy Memorial Brick to Honor Columbia Passengers
Byline: Matt Arado While everyone was shaken by the loss of the space shuttle Columbia earlier this month, the tragedy hit home particularly hard for a group of fifth-graders from Lions Park Elementary School. Just weeks earlier, the students...
Student's Killer Now Alone on Death Row Rolling Meadows Native's Family Cries, Finds Solace in Sentence
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer CHARLESTON, Ill. -With tears streaming down her face, Cindy McNamara called out above the sobs and applause: "You did it, Shannon. You got him." It was a mother's voice, clear and relieved. Her...
Students Learn about Themselves during Retreat
Byline: Valerie Kepner Wheaton North High School Columnist Students from Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South and other high schools hit the road this fall and headed to Oregon, Ill., for the annual Snowball retreat. The weekend revolves...
Students Put History on Trial Central Class Tries Case against Samuel Mudd
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer Thirteen-year-old Tim Lake's family is in farming, but the Central Middle School student hopes to make his name in a courtroom, not a cornfield. "When I'm older, my parents want me to be the lawyer...